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Canto da Doca

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Rua Nova, Horta, Faial Island 9900-023, Portugal
351292292444
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Vlissingen
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156 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On the outside, the restaurant looks a bit dodgy, but entering the building we were grated by friendly waiters. This is not a 'fancy' place, basic chairs, and small tables, but when the food came, we were amazed. With this restaurant you choose a platter of food, and then grill it on a hot-stone. Platters of very fresh food, of... More 

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Stirling, Canada
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a very unique experience at the Canto da Doca. The restaurant specializes in the customer cooking their own food on lava stones. We shared a mixed platter of meat and seafood which was enough for two adults. The service is prompt and extremely friendly. The decor has a nautical theme. We would definitely return to this restaurant.

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Montpellier
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you push the door, it is like entering in a boat. Then you cook your own food on a volcanic stone! This place is a perfect combination for a good meal, a pleasant ambient, an excellent service and a nice location with view over the marina of Horta. I will definitely go back there!

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Thank Joaninha34
Azores, Portugal
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I know this restaurant for a few years and every time I return to Faial I dream about coming back. Knowing other restaurants in town I don't have doubts to confirm that this is the best restaurant in Horta: excellent atmosphere, great service, delicious and fresh food... Don't miss it if you visit Faial. You will come back :)

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Ontario, Canada
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133 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here for the lava stone experience. It was great but the one in Angra do Herosimo was so much better that I bumped it down a star! I had the tuna and others had mixed plates. It was a lot of food and came with shoe string fries and a salad. There were sauces for dipping too. The... More 

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London, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We came here on the recommendation of one of the local taxi drivers. Sat downstairs, it was about half full, shared a bottle of wine from Pico that was delicious, as well as the mixed grill. The mixed grill included limpets, octopus, tuna, shrimp, swordfish, chicken, pork and beef with two kinds of sauce for dipping and butter. The meat/fish... More 

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Three Rivers, Michigan
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

It was suggested by an outgoing couple to split an order, which was great advise. We ordered the special mix of meat and fish. We were each given a salad, fries and dips with our hot stone. Included were pieces of tender beef steak, shrimp, pork tenderloin, chicken, limpets, squid and 2 or 3 different fish. At least 2 pieces... More 

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Saint John
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We ate here October 16 for dinner. Had the fish and meat combination which was a good choice. Very good service and the lava stones easy to cook on. Nice Pico white wine with dinner and chocolate mousse to conclude. <€50 for two.

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Prince George, Canada
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

My sister and I dined here last night on the occasion of the restaurant's 25th anniversary and were welcomed as part of the family. Helder looked after us, making sure we were comfortable and enjoying ourselves. It was a party for sure, we're not certain how we managed to get a reservation, but we are both grateful as we had... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

After the recent reviews we decided to give this a go for our one night on Horta this time. We'd tried the hot stones cooking method a couple of years previously in NZ. Relaxed atmosphere. We arrived just after 7pm on a Thursday with no reservation and they found us a table. Great menu choice for all. Simple way... pick... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Nova, Horta, Faial Island 9900-023, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Azores  >  Faial Island  >  Horta
  • Phone Number: 351292292444

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?